Salted Double Chocolate Muffins

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Sometimes I get to the end of the day and realize that I didn’t eat ANY vegetables all day.  Like, zero.  Usually it’s a Monday and it’s the day after Easter.

Wait, are there vegetables in teriyaki buffalo chicken wings?

No?  No.

Chocolate Muffins

Let me just preface this by saying I’m not proud of my vegetableless day.  Eating vegetables makes me feel green, and green is cool.  Remember Monday?  I dunked vegetables in butter sauce and wrapped them in a croissant and topped the whole shebang with more butter.  It was vegetables and it was yummy.

No, ok, for real.  Sometimes I really do do the healthy vegetable thing.  Like when I made a pizza crust out of cauliflower.  That was… weirdly… delicious.

At this moment in my life, the only thing standing between me and a kale smoothie is a freshly baked Salted Double Chocolate Muffin.  A beautifully puffy, lightly glazed rich chocolate muffin with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt.  Is it just me or does that puffy muffin kinda make a kale smoothie look like garbage juice? Or maybe they always look that way.

IDK.  Maybe in another life I’ll drink kale smoothies instead of eating my face’s worth of Salted Double Chocolate Muffins.

Then again, maybe I’ll just drink pure chocolate glaze and wash it down with salt.

Chocolate Muffin

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Salted Double Chocolate Muffins
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 scant cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I used dark cocoa)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons strong coffee
  • 3½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • sea salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the milk, coffee, oil, egg, and vanilla into the bowl. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together until just combined. Add the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon into a prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about ¾ full. Sprinkle 3-5 chocolate chips on the top of each muffin and bake for 15 minutes or until the muffins spring back when you touch the tops.
  5. Whisk the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk together to make a smooth glaze. Add milk a teaspoon at a time if the glaze is still too thick (I usually go back and forth between powdered sugar and milk a few times to get the consistency just right). You want it to be pretty thick so that it sticks to the sides of the muffin.
  6. After muffins have cooled, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with a pinch of coarse sea salt. Serve with a glass of milk!

I’ve had chocolate on my face for the last 3 days.  Join me.

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Comments

  1. Ha, I have days like that but then I tell myself that the tomato sauce on a pizza totally counts as a vegetable and I make myself feel better. These muffins look totally epic, especially with that glaze. You definitely know the way to my heart.

  2. These look AMAZING!!! In my family, we are going through a salted caramel phaze… these are going to go over GREAT. Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Chocolate and kale smoothies make for balance, and hey if it is a few more muffins than smoothies none of us can blame you:-)

  4. Want!

  5. salty sweet is always so decadent! I love this. Haha, eating veggies daily is a chore for me…I get giddy just knowing I had lettuce on a burger or something. It’s so bad, I never grew up that way, I had veggies every night. I guess that’s what happens when it comes to cooking what YOU want ;)

  6. These look amazing! I just love salty-chocolate baked goods!

  7. HELLO! These sound absolutely lovely.

  8. Kale Schmale. GIMME CHOCOLATE! And then drizzle my chocolate with chocolate. :)

  9. ooooh yummy yummy!

  10. My wonderful, dear best friend got me a foodie gift bag for Christmas and among the things she bought be was Fleur de Sel. And now I am slightly obsessed with finding things to use it on. Especially when those things are sweet. These look so delicious and look like the perfect resting place for a pinch of fancy pants sea salt.

  11. I normally think the same about my vegetable-less day, normally at 8pm, almost every single day. I just hate them. I do like fruit but I’m so lazy sometimes and I couldn’t be bothered. So I start eating my vegetables at 8pm, which I have to drown with loads of water, and then I have to get up three times a night to visit the bathroom. It’s a horrible cycle. The other day I ate all 5 servings of fruits and vegetables for breakfast and it was fantastic! I ate whatever I wanted all day and thought, “HA! I ate all my veggies. I can do whatever I want!” It felt so freeing. Anyway, I love the domes on the muffins. Very impressive. :)

  12. Salt + Chocolate is my favorite!

  13. Chocolate cake is always better than veggies. And this sounds amazing. Veggies are mostly overrated anyway!

  14. A girl after my own heart.

  15. Salty and sweet is the best combination! Lindsay, you have no idea how glad I am that Lent is over (I gave up chocolates). Now I can indulge on all these wonderful treats and have chocolate all over my face any time I want!

  16. Those muffins look incredible!! Love salt with chocolate.

  17. You always make the best muffins! Gosh, these look so decadent and fabulous.

    I would call this a cupcake only because it looks so rich! I never know when to call something a cupcake or a muffin :)

    • Me either. My general rule is that cupcakes have frosting. I guess this kinda has frosting but it’s more like a glaze, and I ate it for breakfast, therefore it’s a muffin. :)

  18. EXCUSEZ-MOI????!! I made the mistake of reading this 2 seconds before going to class and now instead of learning how to teach children to read I’m going to be dreaming of chocolate-drenched chocolate muffins.

    As IF I’m actually upset about this…

    • I’ve always been a fan of keeping a little chocolate handy when teaching reading (read: bribing kids). They actually go together, kinda.

  19. Katie @ Nutrition in a Peanut Shell says:

    Green smoothies normally make me feel worse. Too much fiber, not enough happiness.
    These look amazing.

  20. Those look so terrific. I cannot wait to make this recipe.

  21. Haha, well if that’s the only thing standing in your way you’ll just have to eat lots of muffins. You might find other tasty goods standing between you and the kale though. I know I would!

  22. Whoa, these are beautiful!! And so much more impressive than the average muffin. I’m drooling :)

  23. I just found your blog and I want to read every.single.post. SO much wonderful information from the recipes to the income reports and photography tips. Looking forward to getting lost on here for a while!

  24. ok sooooo i just drooled on my keyboard. DOUBLE chocolate? salted?? sweet & salty is my weakness. yum yum yum yum! amazing recipe & photos Lindsay!!

  25. First things first – where did you get these terriyaki buffalo wings?! That sounds like an incredibly combination.

    Secondly, I’m totally with you on the veggie intake. Sometimes other things get priorities, like cake.

    Thirdly, this cake looks fantastically-beautifuly-wonderfully gorgeous. And so inviting with that glaze.

  26. To the person who would take a kale smoothie over this, I say: More. For. Me.

  27. I am instantly drawn to anything with chocolate and salt in the same phrase. These look delightful!

  28. Ummm, these look really yummy! Like addictive yummy. Veggies are over-rated anyway.

  29. I’m with you on the occasional lack of veggies, although for me it seems to be the hardest to work in fruits. It takes a conscious effort sometimes to remember to throw some strawberries on top of my cereal. Especially when there are gorgeous things like chocolatey muffins in the world. Who wouldn’t want to eat those instead? Yummy!!

  30. Melanie Olson says:

    1. As I was reading I kept expecting to have you secretly sneak the veggies into the chocolate muffins like you sometimes do in other recipes.
    2. I have never heard of the salt and chocolate thing… I will HAVE to try!
    3. As always, Love your site!

  31. I’m brand new to your blog and really love the way you write. Very funny. And you already captured my attention, but when I see these muffins located in the “breakfast” section I know that I will now have to follow you and see what’s next. Also I will be making these and possibly eating them for breakfast.

  32. These look so perfect, please send me one or maybe a dozen!!! Beautiful shots!!

  33. I just made these this weekend because I couldn’t get them out of my mind, and they are seriously good. And I definitely had chocolate all over. Also, I genuinely love reading your blog. Even when it’s a recipe for Baked Spicy Fries (which I should NOT get near!) I read the post anyway because you have such a great sense of humor. Thanks for making me laugh :)

  34. Do you think I could make this into a cake? They look delicious and I’m having a lot of people over for dinner so I think a big cake would be fun.

  35. Question: The 2 Tblsp. of coffee called for in the recipe–I am guessing that that is coffee already made (like leftover coffee), not coffee grounds. Is that correct?

  36. These were a total fail for me :( I followed the recipe to a t and they turned out a weird light brown color with no chocolate flavor! Only 1 tbsp of cocoa powder? Is that right? I’m going to add some melted chocolate now and see where that gets me.

  37. Thanks for posting this recipe! I was amazed that my muffins turned out nice and lofty just like the picture (that never seems to happen…). Next time I think I might add a bit more cocoa powder to the batter just to get some even deeper chocolate flavor. I didn’t have powdered sugar so I melted some chocolate chips and thinned it out with coconut oil to have a drizzle for the sea salt. It was really tasty that way although I’m sure your way is delicious as well! Again, thanks for posting, I’ll be pinning this for future reference :)

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